Jeld-Wen (NYSE: JELD) and Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
Jeld-Wen has a beta of 2.76, suggesting that its stock price is 176% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ply Gem has a beta of 2.42, suggesting that its stock price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Jeld-Wen and Ply Gem’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Jeld-Wen||$3.76 billion||0.88||$10.79 million||($0.04)||-775.50|
|Ply Gem||$2.06 billion||0.72||$68.32 million||$0.99||21.82|
Ply Gem has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Jeld-Wen. Jeld-Wen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ply Gem, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings for Jeld-Wen and Ply Gem, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Jeld-Wen currently has a consensus price target of $38.38, suggesting a potential upside of 23.74%. Ply Gem has a consensus price target of $21.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.78%. Given Jeld-Wen’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Jeld-Wen is more favorable than Ply Gem.
This table compares Jeld-Wen and Ply Gem’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
59.6% of Jeld-Wen shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.3% of Ply Gem shares are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Jeld-Wen shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 68.9% of Ply Gem shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Jeld-Wen beats Ply Gem on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. is a door and window manufacturer. The Company designs, produces and distributes a range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows, and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling, of residential homes, and to an extent, non-residential buildings. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe and Australasia. It markets its products under the JELD-WEN brand, along with various regional brands, such as Swedoor and DANA in Europe and Corinthian, Stegbar and Trend in Australia. It operates over 110 manufacturing facilities in approximately 20 countries, located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. It provides a portfolio of interior and exterior doors, windows, and related products, manufactured from a range of wood, metal, and composite materials. It manufactures wood, vinyl and aluminum windows in North America, wood and aluminum windows in Australia, and wood windows in the United Kingdom.
About Ply Gem
Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells residential and commercial building products in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments: Siding, Fencing, and Stone; and Windows and Doors. The Siding, Fencing, and Stone segment offers vinyl siding and skirting, steel siding, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim and gutter coil, fabricated aluminum gutter, aluminum and steel roofing accessory, cellular polyvinyl chloride trim and moulding, J-channel, wide crown molding, window and door trim, F-channel, H-mold, fascia, undersill trim, outside/inside corner post, rain removal system, vinyl fence and railing, engineered slate and cedar shake roofing, and stone veneer products. It also provides injection molded designer accents, such as shakes, shingles, scallops, shutters, vents, and mounts. This segment sells its products to the new construction, and home repair and remodeling sectors primarily under the Variform, Napco, Mastic Home Exteriors, Mitten, Ply Gem/Cellwood, Durabuilt, Ply Gem Trim and Mouldings, Ply Gem, Canyon Stone and Ply Gem Stone, Ply Gem Roofing, Leaf Relief, Leaf Relief Snap Tight, Leaf Smart, and Leaf Logic brands; and the Georgia-Pacific brand through a private label program. The Windows and Doors segment offers vinyl, aluminum-clad vinyl, aluminum, wood, and clad-wood windows and patio doors; and steel, wood, and fiberglass entry doors for the new construction, and home repair and remodeling sectors under the Ply Gem Windows, Simonton Windows, Great Lakes Window, and Ply Gem Canada brands. It sells its products to the new residential and light commercial construction through independent building material dealers, regional/national lumberyard chains, builder direct/OEMs, and retail home centers; and independent home improvement dealers, one-step distributors, and big box retail outlets. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of CI Partnerships.
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